Augusta, Maine Appellate Advocacy Lawyer

Sometimes the jury or the judge makes mistakes that need to be reexamined. When that occurs, the only option is to ask the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, also known as the Law Court, to take a second look at the case.

Appeals require a sharp attention to detail and the ability to present complex legal arguments though written briefs and oral arguments before the Justices who sit on the Law Court.

Maine State House in Augusta

Augusta Maine Appellate Advocacy Lawyer

During his very first year of law practice, attorney Hess brought his first appeal to the Law Court, In re: J.S.S., 2010 ME 74. Later, attorney Hess successfully challenged a law that allowed courts to punish men more harshly then women for certain domestic violence offenses in State v. Mosher, 2012 ME 133. In a case that received national attention, Attorney Hess fought an appeal to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from imposing a Do-Not Resuscitate order upon his client’s child, which would have likely resulted in death. The case was dismissed after the governor intervened and supported his client’s position.

Augusta Maine Capital Judicial Center

The Law Office of Scott F. Hess – Augusta, Maine Appellate Advocacy attorney

In re J.S.S., 2010 ME 74
State v. Pattershall, Mem 12-25
In re A.T., Mem 12-98
State v. Mosher, 2012 ME 133
In re Lee N., et al,
In re A.T., Mem 14-90
In re: J.C., Mem 14-140
In re D.J., Mem 14-157
In re C.B., Mem 14-168
In re A.P. Ken-14-192
In re: D.C. et al., 2015 ME 24
State of Maine v. Murphy, 2015 ME 62

Areas We Serve

Proudly serving clients across the entire state of Maine, with many in the Central and Midcoast regions including Augusta, Boothbay, Brunswick, Farmingdale, Farmington, Gardiner, Manchester, Rockland, Topsham, Waterville, Winthrop, and Winslow.

How Can We Help?

Appellate Advocacy
Criminal Defense
Family Matter Cases
OUI / DUI Defense
Personal Injury

Get in Touch

Phone: (207) 430-8079
Fax: (877) 782-2506
E-mail: scott@hesslawme.com

Office:
72 Winthrop St.
Augusta, ME 04330